Armed Forces TV Program, 1951 (outtakes)
Run time 4 minutes 39 secondsProducer United States. Department of DefenseAudio/Visual sound, black & whiteLanguage English
No description at the National Archives but this is film of General George C. Marshall and Chris Witting (GM of DuMont) recording intros for The Armed Forces Hour on the DuMont Television Network.
National Archives Identifier: 22426
November 15, 2013
Is it just me or is the aspect ratio wrong in this video?
Not exactly the best speakers in the world, it is interesting to see outtakes from 1950s television. Such outtakes are rare, more so from DuMont.
I did not know that the series originated from WAAM-TV (according to one of the speakers). WAAM also contributed at least one other series to the DuMont schedule.
According to Wikipedia, this was originally a NBC series (1949-1950), with a short run on DuMont in 1951 (4 February 1951 to 6 May 1951).
Does any other footage exist of "The Armed Forces Hour"? No episodes are confirmed to survive at the archives which are known to hold DuMont material. Same with "Visit with the Armed Forces" (1950-1951).